Our UKIT Beginner curriculum helps students develop engineering habits of mind, while detailed teacher guides give educators the support they need to integrate robotics lessons into their instruction.
You receive the following curriculum with the purchase of a UKIT Intermediate:
These units are aligned to Grades 3-8 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and include science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, cross-curricular connections, and an interactive digital student notebook. Find out more about our STEM units here.
Beyond the Classroom Curriculum
Each Beyond the Classroom (BTC) unit is composed of a detailed teacher guide as well as a student-facing slideshow. These 10-hour, engineering-focused units were created for both virtual and in-person camps or before/afterschool offerings. Learn more about our BTC offerings here.
UKIT Spark Starters
These open-ended challenges allow students the opportunity to build their own robots to complete a specific task. Spark Starters are great for class challenges, makerspaces, camps, before/afterschool clubs, and group activities.
AI Foundations Curriculum
Requiring no hardware, this curriculum provides online resources, unplugged activities, and hands-on lessons to teach basic artificial intelligence and computer science concepts. Check out our AI curriculum here.
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With Windshield Wiper, a featured robot in A Robot for Weather, students are introduced to sensors and learn the concept of automation. Students apply robotics to reinforce earth science concepts related to weather, climate, and forces.
“UKITs put more of the lead into the hands of the students. It really allows me to SEE them in the process of problem-solving and creativity. I like how much of the process is student-led.”
- Lee Ann Carnell, STEAM Teacher at Metro Nashville Public Schools, TN & UBTECH Early Innovator
Mybot from A Robot for the Senses takes sensor integration to the next level, challenging students to investigate sensory inputs and outputs related to the five senses. Students will program the sensors on Mybot to detect the physical environment and create an action that alerts of changes. Mybot offers a fun, contextual way to deliver a lesson on life science and engineering design.
“The alignment with NGSS supports the work that we are trying to implement and is where we are finding the support and connection to build authentic connections to curriculum.”
- Maureen Smith, K-12 Science Instructional Support Specialist at Broome Tioga BOCES, NY & UBTECH Early Innovator
The Trolley robot from Inspecting a Power Plant and A Robot for Tight Spaces, combines sensor integration with movement. Students program Trolley’s infrared sensor to avoid obstacles and assess issues in its environment. Students make connections to how industrial robots can help our communities in all kinds of ways, such as inspecting an area for safety.